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Master of Architecture (3-Year Program)
College of Architecture, Design & Construction Management
Make your architectural plans a reality
The Three-Year Master of Architecture (MArch) program provides a graduate-level course of study for students who have successfully completed a four-year Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in a discipline other than Architecture. Through this program, you will contribute to ongoing architectural discourses by cultivating your unique vision through intentional inquiry and making.
Coursework is designed to expose students to a wide range of professional avocations in the field of architecture. With an emphasis on developing your critical thinking skills and design expertise in the design studio sequence, studio projects will address tectonic, social and environmental themes at multiple scales. Through hands-on, experiential learning, you will learn to synthesize present-day critical themes of inquiry and discovery, emerging as a forward-thinking design professional.
The three-year program is structured as follows:
- First-year coursework includes Graduate Foundations Studios complemented with History, Theory and Technology courses.
- Students advance to Graduate Design Studios in the second year; their research in courses and studios inform one another, ensuring the development of fundamental skill and knowledge sets.
- Third-year coursework focuses on the development of advanced, research-based inquiry through the Special Topics Travel Studios in the fall and Thesis Studio investigations in the spring. The fall studios are supported with a seminar on research methods and a Thesis Preparatory Course.
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Architecture in the World
Earnings in 2015:
Architects with MS degrees on average brought home more than 46K per year.
Top 5 Job Titles for Architects with MS degrees:
- Architectural Designer
- Junior Architect
- Project Manager
- Junior Designer